The Third Station/ Fuk Tak Kung
Street temples are not common in Hong Kong today, but one can find three Fuk Tak Kung temples on Third Street, a street which is less than one kilometre in length. In the past, due to the conservative attitude of the working-class Chinese towards illness, and also their poor economic situation, they would not go immediately to a doctor, either Chinese or Western, when they fell ill. Rather, people might have chosen to pray at a temple and ask for blessings, hoping for a quick recovery. Some of them would even take a handful of ashes from incense burner and mix it with water before swallowing it down, believing it could cure diseases.
The Fuk Tak Temple situated on Sheung Fung Lane had the largest number of religious followers in Sai Ying Pun. A characteristic feature of the temple is its plaque, inscribed with the words: ‘Reconstructed on Xuan Tong Yuan Nian (1909) − Ji You Dragon Boat Festival’. The plaque has witnessed the temple’s long history in Sai Ying Pun.
Address/ Sheung Fung Lane, Sai Ying Pun